September 2017

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September 2017

On the Cover

Getting to Zero Carbon

Thinking of solar panels and an e-car? First, work on reducing the amount of electricity you use. There’s one campaign promise Donald Trump may end up keeping. But it’s not his pro …

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Home

Keeping Cool for Less $$

Couldn’t take the heat (or a/c bills) this summer? Consider a swamp cooler for next year! The heatwaves of summer are, for the most part, over. As we enjoy the cooler temperatures, …

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Community

Reclaiming the Crone

Celebrating the passion and power of older women. Circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we’re strong. — Sark T …

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Spirituality & Mysticism

Indian Summer, Time of Transitions

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. In the Chinese Five Element system, the element of Earth corresponds with the late summer, often referred to as Indian Summer, and that glo …

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Garden, Home

Trees Under Attack!

How to care for and protect our urban forest, Part 2. Trees are an integral part of our urban landscape. They cool our homes, shelter us from cold winds, and are particularly pleas …

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Restaurant and Chef Profiles

Amour Café

Made of music, mothering, and magic. Amour Spreads technically began in 2010 on John and Casee Francis’ second wedding anniversary hike in Idaho. They had asked for a sign from the …

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Arts

The Artist at Home:Michelle Contrat

Artists draw inspiration from their curated living spaces. (Part two in a four-part series). Painter Michelle Condrat’s studio sits on the second floor of a modest office building …

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Eat, Food & Health, Recipes

The Inner Ecologist: Love Your Microbiome

Eat fermented (cultured) foods! When you hear the word “fermentation,” what comes to mind? For most people, it’s wine. Or beer, or spirits. What—you don’t do alcohol? It’s still po …

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DIY, Garden, Home

The Herbalist Is In: Harvest Season

September is a plentiful time in the herb garden. The early, abundant September garden is a gratifying sight which beckons us to the harvest and keeping of the fruits of our labor. …

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Dreams, Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for the Month: September 2017

Stay connected to your pack. Osho Zen Tarot: Adventure, Breakthrough, Letting Go Medicine Cards: Beaver, Spider, Wolf Mayan Oracle: New Myth, Manifestation, Dreamer and the Dreamed …

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Garden, Home

The Worm Pit

Grow your own fertilizer! Healthy soil equals nutrient-dense food and healthy people. We all can improve our soil health by using red wiggler composting worms to make beautiful com …

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Yoga

Why Yoga Really Is All About the Body

Since yoga entered the mainstream about 15 years ago, I’ve proclaimed again and again that yoga is not just about the physical practice. I spent five years writing a book about the …

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Arts

Dancing Bears Ears

Israeli choreographer Zvi Gotheiner performs the deep listening of strangers in a strange land. On May 7, I put on my “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirt and took the yellow and black “Pr …

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Think

Non-Duality and a Mind at Home

An interview with Byron Katie. Byron Katie was a real estate agent in Barstow, California much of her adult life. She lived the American dream of brand new, shiny things. She bough …

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Environews: September 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. I walk the Bear all summer as it builds strength again, widens into marshes, joins in lush bird-heavy congress with the great …

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Slightly Off Center: Stories Are Telling

What’s in a story? Is it truth, entertainment, fiction, lies or bits of each?   We live in the golden age of self-indulgent story telling where everyone has a blog or a podcast. A …

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Is Utah running out of water? The math Says no

“If you ask most people in Utah if we are we running out of water, they say, oh, absolutely,” says Zach Frankel, Executive Director of the Utah River Council (URC). But the convent …

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Bear River Coalition Opposes Raising Cutler Dam

The Bear River Coalition opposes a proposal by PacifiCorp (the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power) to raise the height of Cutler Dam on the Bear River. PacifiCorp is trying to …

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Environmental Politics, Urban Planning

Promentory Point landfill

Promontory Point, a remote and unspoiled place on the shore of Great Salt Lake previously famous for being the meeting of the transcontinental railroad, is about to become a garbag …

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Environmental Politics, Outdoor, Urban Planning

West Davis Corridor impacts expand

It seems inevitable that the environmental footprint of the West Davis Corridor freeway has already increased before any of the new freeway has even been built. In August, the Utah …

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Politics

Secret Zinke meetings spark lawsuit

County commissioners from Kane and Garfield Counties may have broken Utah law when they held closed-door meetings with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concerning the possibility of s …

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Nature, Outdoor

Stewart introduces sham habitat protection bill

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) has introduced a sham bill that he says will protect habitat for mule deer and sage grouse, but it’s really just another trick to try to eli …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Methane rule survives GOP attack

The 2017 Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College showed that 81% of Western voters agreed with the statement, “We should continue to require oil and gas producers who o …

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Community

Labs for Liberty

With the kickoff of each fall and spring semester comes a flourish of activity up at the University of Utah campus. Freshmen scrambling to find classes only five minutes apart (pro …

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Community

Help determine the fate of SLC’s historic Warm Springs

Travel north on Beck St. from Salt Lake City and at the 840 North 300 West you will see the remains of Warm Springs Resort, a once-sprawling mid-1850s destination for those seeking …

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Urban Almanac: September 2017

September 1 Sunrise 6:54 am, Sunset 7:59 pm. Av. high: 78 degrees; Av. low: 58. September 2  National Preparedness Month. Make an evacuation kit for your pets: leash, crate, health …

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